Pooling Resources for Renewable Energy Wildlife Research and Solutions

The Renewable Energy Wildlife Research Fund (REWRF) is an industry-led initiative that advances scientific research on solutions to mitigate solar and wind-wildlife impacts as accelerating renewable energy meets clean energy demand.

The Fund supports independent, peer-reviewed research to:

  • Implement new, cutting-edge projects and high-impact results
  • Apply science-based solutions to address top priority solar and wind-wildlife challenges
  • Leverage investment and reduce costs for expanding responsibly sited and operated solar and wind energy

Renewable Energy Wildlife Research Fund Projects:

The 2024 projects were selected after extensive review by independent experts and will explore:

  • The impact of utility-scale PV solar energy development on local biodiversity
  • Validation of optimized smart curtailment as an approach that reduces risk for bats
  • The effect of painting wind turbine blades
  • The effect of solar development on songbirds and pollinators in the midwest

Click here to read more about the Fund’s 2024 projects.

Fund research project results on wind energy and bats, eagles, and grouse are now available.


Research Fund Partners & Friends

Partners and Friends commitment to supporting wildlife conservation and responsible renewable energy development through sound science and collaboration.

Learn More About the Research Fund

Email fund@rewi.org.